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In the Heralds of Faerûn organization, Old Night was one of the High Heralds. The sign of Old Night was an ancient, broken bronze shield hung on the wide trunk of an oak tree, surrounded by oak leaves. This office was in charge of training the Heralds Pursuivant, including the "everchanging offices" of Green Shield and Gauntlet. Additionally, Old Night was the head librarian of Herald's Holdfast, the greatest repository of heraldic lore, genealogy, and historic documents of the primary sentient races in North Faerûn.
Ironically, Old Night was the most scholarly and reclusive of the High Heralds, and yet the most well known to the peoples of Faerûn because of the authority the office wielded over matters of heraldry and the Law of Arms. The public perception of Old Night was that of an ancient, powerful, benevolent wizard with a mercurial streak, but at least two of the office holders in the 14th century DR (Farsyr and Shalara) were rangers.
The rod of office was a crooked and rough wizard's staff made from the remains of a cracked bronze shield, crushed into the shape of a walking-stick. It could be used as a wand of paralyzation and had other powers known only to the High Heralds.
- Farsyr (unknown)
- Haemar the Old (? – circa 1356 DR)
- Shalara Swordshigh (circa 1368 DR)
- The Companions of the Hall visited Old Night in the novel Streams of Silver, where they were shown an ancient tome that gave them a hint to the location of Mithral Hall.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 Ed Greenwood, Julia Martin, Jeff Grubb (1993). Forgotten Realms Campaign Setting 2nd edition (revised), Running the Realms. (TSR, Inc). ISBN 1-5607-6617-4.
- ↑ Ed Greenwood (1993). The Code of the Harpers. (TSR, Inc), p. 73. ISBN 1-56076-644-1.
- ↑ Steven E. Schend, Sean K. Reynolds and Eric L. Boyd (June 2000). Cloak & Dagger. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 88. ISBN 0-7869-1627-3.
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 Ed Greenwood, Eric L. Boyd (March 2006). Power of Faerûn. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 105. ISBN 0-7869-3910-9.
- ↑ 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 5.5 5.6 Ed Greenwood (1993). The Code of the Harpers. (TSR, Inc), p. 78. ISBN 1-56076-644-1.
- ↑ Ed Greenwood (1993). The Code of the Harpers. (TSR, Inc), p. 81. ISBN 1-56076-644-1.
- ↑ slade, Ed Greenwood, Julia Martin, Steven E. Schend, Paul Jaquays, Steve Perrin (April 1996). The North: Guide to the Savage Frontier (The Wilderness). (TSR, Inc), p. 60. ISBN 0-7869-0391-0.
- ↑ Ed Greenwood (1993). The Code of the Harpers. (TSR, Inc), p. 75. ISBN 1-56076-644-1.
- ↑ 9.0 9.1 R.A. Salvatore (January 1989). Streams of Silver. (TSR, Inc), p. 230. ISBN 0-88038-672-X.
- ↑ Ed Greenwood and Jason Carl (July 2002). Silver Marches. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 11. ISBN 0-7869-2835-2.